UN OHCHR Internship Programme

Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  3. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in 3.1 (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation, as provided for in section 11.4 of the present instruction.
More info at www.ohchr.org/en/aboutus/pages/internshipprogramme.aspx

Send your applications between October 2016 and 30 September 2017

Job: Head of Program: Emergency Medical Services - Tanzania

POSITION SUMMARY
  • The Head of Program will work with senior leadership and program partners to strengthen and expand the organization’s performance and growth in four key focus areas in Tanzania:
  • Program development and expansion
  • Technical support for active programs
  • Support and adoption of the Beacon platform
  • Administration and finances
More info at http://trekmedics.org/get-involved/march2017

Deadline: April 15, 2017

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Flight Attendant: The best time to use a toilet on a plane


Former flight attendant, Erika Roth says unless you’re on a long-haul flight with multiple lavatory options, your best bet is to hold it, as odor is a problem in the cramped cabin of an airplane. “Close quarters, poor ventilation and a lack of efficient plumbing — to be blunt, the stench can fill a cabin quickly.”

The Best Time to Go: As soon as the seatbelt sign is off, before drink service begins.

Timing is everything, says Roth. As soon as the seat belt sign goes off, make a break for the lavatory. If that’s not an option, the next best time is right before drink service begins. People see the carts coming down the aisle and don’t want to miss their opportunity to snag a free Fresca and some peanuts, so they stay in their seats. This gives you a small window of privacy if you think fast.

Time Limit: Five minutes, 10 max. Twenty minutes will get you a knock on the door

If you’re worried about the smell, Roth suggests you ask for some coffee ground packets and hang them up in the lavatory before you do your business. The flight attendants will know what’s going on, but at least you won’t stink up the cabin for everybody else. A small bottle of air freshener spray might be good to pack too. Just don’t try to cover up the smell with cologne or perfume as that will only make things worse.

University of Bradford Global Development Scholarship

Eligibility criteria
  • These scholarships are to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are from a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc.
  • The scholarship is available for students on full time Master's programmes (not MBA) based at the University of Bradford. Students must be self funded.
  • You no longer need to have secured an offer to study at Bradford before you apply for this scholarship. However you must already have completed your undergraduate degree and know your results to be able to apply.
  • You must send proof of your results with your application form. Any evidence sent after your application will not be accepted.
  • Please apply for the scholarship before applying for a place on a course if you will be reliant upon the scholarship to cover your fees and living expenses.
  • You must now already have the required English qualifications to be able to study your chosen course, we will not be able to consider your application unless you meet these requirements. Details of the qualifications we accept can be found on our website. Please note that we also accept the WAEC qualification at a grade C6 or higher for students from certain African countries.
More info at bradford.ac.uk

Applications will open on 24 April 2017 and close on 15 May 2017.

Source: www.bankofenglandearlycareers.co.uk

UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme - 2017

The aim of this fellowships programme is to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. The medium of instruction will be English. UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transition.

In line with the strategy and objectives of the approved UNESCO Programme and Budget for the Fellowships Programme Section, the UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow (Russian Federation) is offering twenty (20) fellowships of four weeks (4) duration each in 2017.
Field of Study

One month duration: from 2 to 27 October 2017.

The candidates may choose to study in the following fields of study, which are aligned with UNESCO’s objectives and programme priorities, as per approved 35 C/5 and in accordance with the decisions made by the Executive Board (161 EX/Decision 3.6.3 and 165 EX/Decision 8.6) :

(a) Energy and sustainable development;
(b) Ecological management of energy resources;
(c) Renewable energy;
(d) Sustainable and renewable energy power generation.

More info at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unescoisedc-co-sponsored-fellowships-programme

Deadline for submission of applications: 17 April 2017

Youth of Excellence Scheme of China (YES China)——Master Program Chinese Government Scholarship (2017/2018)

To promote the mutual understanding and friendship between China and other countries, and to provide education opportunities to the youths worldwide who enjoy good potentials in their career development, the Chinese Government established the “Scholarship for Youth of Excellence Scheme of China——Master Program (YES CHINA)” with the aim of providing financial support to the outstanding youth coming to China to pursue a Master’s degree. 

For the academic year 2017/2018, the Ministry of Education, P. R. China will entrust 7 leading Chinese universities such as Peking University with 8 Master’s degree programs, namely The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law, International Program on Master of Public Health (IMPH), Master of International Economic Cooperation, Master of China Studies, The LL.M Program in International Economic Law,MBA Program, AIIB Master of International Finance, Master of One-Belt-Road Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering. The programs duration will be one year or two years (1+1), and will be open to applicants from 56 developing countries.

Find out more at http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=5451

Apply Now! School of Data’s Fellowship and Data Expert Programmes


Key Information: Fellowship
  • Available positions: up to 10 fellows. Learn more.
  • Application deadline: April 2nd, 2017, midnight GMT+0
  • Duration: From April 15th, 2017 to December 31st, 2017
  • Level of activity: 10 days per month
  • Stipend: $1000 USD per month
Key Information: Data Expert Programme
  • Available positions: 2 Experts, in Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Application deadline: April 2nd, 2017, midnight GMT+0
  • Duration: From April 15th, 2017 to December 31st, 2017
  • Level of activity: up to 10 days per month.
  • Stipend: $10,500 USD in total
Key links

Job: Chief, Child Protection, Dar es Salaam

As head of section, direct, lead, manage a group of professional and support staff in order to successfully develop, manage and administer the sectoral or inter-sectoral project/programme.

This will involve:
  • Timely sectoral analysis, input and guidance provided for the Situation Analysis, and its periodic update completed for effective programme planning, development and management.
  • UNICEF's global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the Child Protection sector.
  • Technical leadership and coordination provided to key Child Protection programme/ project documents, reports, plan of action, and targeted training/learning programmes, ensuring promotion of effective knowledge management.
  • Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined project strategies and approaches. Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs provided relevant to the Child Protection programme provided.
  • Programme delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • UNICEF and Government accountability properly and timely ensured regarding supply and non-supply assistance, as well as disbursement of programme funds for the Child Protection sector.
  • Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration. 
More info at http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/503426/chief-child-protection-p5-dar-es-salaam-tanzania

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The countries and airports affected by U.S.A. and Britain electronics ban on flights; And what to do to protect your gadgets


BY JOSEPH PISANI AND JENNIFER C. KERR

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. All electronics bigger than a smartphone must be checked in.

Here are some questions and answers on the ban:

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WHICH FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS DOES THIS AFFECT?


The U.S. ban applies to nonstop U.S.-bound flights from 10 international airports in Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. About 50 flights a day, all on foreign airlines, are affected.

The British rules apply to flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

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WHY ARE THESE COUNTRIES AND AIRPORTS SINGLED OUT?

U.S. officials say the decision was prompted by intelligence about potential threats to planes bound for the U.S. They are giving no details, such as whether a particular terror group prompted the ban.

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WHY DOES THIS AFFECT ONLY NONSTOP FLIGHTS, NOT THOSE WITH STOPOVERS?

Flights with stopovers on the way to the U.S. are met with additional security checks and screenings, adding an additional layer of protection. Bennet Waters of the Chertoff Group, a security consulting firm, says the affected airports may have been singled out by the government because of the procedures and equipment they use to screen carry-on bags.

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WHY ARE LAPTOPS AND TABLETS CONSIDERED MORE DANGEROUS THAN CELLPHONES?

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has not explained. But Waters says TSA and intelligence officials have probably concluded that cellphones are too small to be rigged with enough explosives to bring down an airliner.

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HAVE LAPTOPS OR ELECTRONICS EVER BEEN USED TO ATTACK PLANES?

Bombs concealed in electronics have been an airline safety concern for decades. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by a bomb hidden inside a Toshiba cassette recorder and packed inside a checked suitcase in the cargo hold. All 259 people on board and 11 others on the ground were killed. More recently, a Daallo Airlines plane landed safely in Somalia last year after a bomb inside a laptop exploded in the passenger cabin and blew a hole in the fuselage. Only the suspected suicide bomber was killed.

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COULDN'T A LAPTOP WITH A BOMB INSIDE STILL POSE A DANGER WITHIN THE CARGO HOLD?

Yes. A bomb inside the cargo hold could bring a plane down, airline security experts say. But they say the scanning technology used to screen checked luggage for bombs is generally more sophisticated than the X-ray machinery used to examine carry-on luggage.

Also, separating the bomb from the bomber could make it harder to detonate it in the air. A timer would be less reliable, because it could go off on the ground if there were a flight delay, says Jeffrey Price, an aviation security expert and professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. And a bomb with a barometric pressure switch that would detonate at a certain altitude could be set off by rough handling at the airport, Price says.

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SHOULD TRAVELERS BE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR ELECTRONICS GETTING STOLEN FROM THEIR CHECKED LUGGAGE?

Yes, thieves are known to target expensive electronic equipment. Cheap luggage locks can be broken and canvas baggage can be cut into, says Anthony Roman, president of Roman & Associates, a risk management firm. He recommends using hard-shell suitcases that come with strong locks.

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Associated Press writer Alicia Caldwell in Washington contributed to this story. Kerr reported from Washington.

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Job: Deputy Country Representative – Finance & Corporate Services, Tanzania

What are we looking for?

The basics
  • Graduate degree in accounting and/or management with experience of working at senior management levels required;
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g. chartered or certified) required;
  • 8+ years’ experience in not-for-profit senior management required;
  • Strong knowledge of funder regulations, including USAID and DFID.
  • Experience with ERP systems preferred. Strong working knowledge of spreadsheets required.
  • Fluency in English required and fluency in Swahili preferred
  • Proven track record in management and demonstrated leadership skills required
  • Proven ability to manage team in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Strong sense of integrity
  • Ability to manage complexity and balance priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strategic, creative, analytical, result and customer-oriented
  • Good active listener, good communicator
  • Committed, self-motivated and solution-oriented; organized but flexible
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian causes
  • Can-do attitude, go-getter
  • Demonstrated leadership in working in with a large finance and operations team in a nation-wide operation 
More info at https://careers-psi.icims.com/jobs...

Internship: Medical Nursing Health Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Summary

Art in Tanzania helps the small community clinics in the villages as well as larger hospitals. Tanzania heath care is missing professional medical staff. You can assist to develop the healthcare but you also get great experience how to work in a developing country with limited medical facilities.

Details

Art in Tanzania community medical support team works in Dar es Salaam. In Madale village medical support program we can combine small village clinics with larger hospital in near vicinity.

Public health program is mainly focusing to help and advocate the village communities in fields of nutrition, sports and exercise, Art Therapy, sustainability and similar.

We are looking for to open small neonatal clinic to serve the young mothers in the Madale village. This program needs further plans and to develop fund raising or probable to look for development grants as well.

Tanzanian pharmacies are not even near to the western standards. Specifically, small village pharmacies need training and advocacy for to develop their standards.

Medical program includes also HIV/AIDS counselling advocacy and events & testing.

https://youtu.be/6s-6shHLuLA - Medical Interns

This is ongoing program and we can adjust the starting dates.

The working hours are 6-8 hours per day from Monday to Friday.

Interns are working in a team of international and Tanzanian multi professional intern teams. We encourage innovation in the program approach.

Paid internships include a local minimum wage/stipend of $100 USD per month. We also offer stipends depending on the terms of the internship and regulations of your home university. Starting and end dates are flexible and can accommodate other travel arrangements in Tanzania. International flights, Student permit, accommodation, and meals are personal costs.

We also offer participants with disabilities personal assistants and drivers at additional expenses; $30 USD per week. 24-hour general assistance is free.​

You and your visiting friends can enjoy sustainable tourism, safaris, and local tour options at low cost.

To book you in and to open your personal account we need your tentative arrival and departure dates.

Contact us for more details at [email protected], or visit us at www.artintanzania.org or SKYPE with us at infoartintanzania.

Application deadline: May 31, 2017

Source: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/6m8x288pM2Jd/

Job: Witness Protection and Support Officer, Arusha, Tanzania

Responsibilities
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of the staff of the Witness Support and Protection Unit (Kigali Office).
  • Coordinate and ensure effective implementation of support services to witnesses and victims. Supervise the provision of direct, practical support to witnesses and victims. Supervise follow-up on and monitoring of the well-being of witnesses after trial and facilitate after-care by maintaining contact and liaising with relevant national bodies and NGO that provide such services for witnesses and victims.
  • Plan and oversee the implementation of a witness protection programme for witnesses prior to, during and following testimony before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and/or the Mechanism. Oversee the implementation of protective measures ordered by the Chambers. Liaise with relevant national and local governmental bodies that will provide protection services. Oversee the movement of witnesses, as required.
  • Establish and maintain a wide network of contacts with specialized agencies and liaise with relevant national and local governmental and non-governmental bodies on witness protection and support matters. Prepare, revise and monitor interagency agreements and agreements with Governments in relation to the implementation of relevant programmes in the field for the protection and support of witnesses. Support networking between NGO's, relevant Government partners and institutions to mobilize awareness and support for the Mechanism's policies and programmes on victims' and witnesses' support and protection measures.
  • Maintain detailed records on individual cases of witnesses, including their needs and assistance required and provided to them, and ensure strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Provide regular analytical reports to the Officer in Charge on witness support and protection activities and the activities of the Unit.
  • Coordinate all activities of the Kigali Office including ensuring provision of administrative support to staff at that office
  • Represent the MICT at Official meetings including participation in UN system meetings in Rwanda
More info at https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=75551

Closing date: Monday, 3 April 2017

Job: Program Director-Tanzania, One Acre Fund

We are seeking someone who can do the following things:
  1. Create a strategic vision: This position does not involve managing an existing operation – we are seeking a entrepreneur who can create an operation, growing it from roughly 5 existing staff to hundreds. This involves a lot of strategic flexibility and independence. We are also seeking someone who is based in the field (in rural areas) at first, in order to craft a vision that results in the best possible customer service to farmers.
  2. Hire and develop staff: Our program directors will have to hire a lot of people, and more importantly, invest the majority of their energy in developing managers and leaders underneath them.
  3. Engage staff and lead: Our program model requires high tailoring to specific contexts. The program director will have to make decisions together with their leadership team by engaging them, and then lead them to execute a common vision.
  4. External and internal relations: We are seeking someone who will be a strong communicator both externally and also internally, together with fellow leaders in the organization.
More info at https://www.fuzu.com/jobs/program-director-tanzania-one-acre-fund

Job: Research Moderator-Tanzania

The specific objectives of this HCD research are as follows:
  • Support SPRING participants' understanding of and experience with HCD research methods
  • Visually and verbally document research participants (adolescent girls, parents, community members, etc.) environments and contexts to share with SPRING teams who are not attending research (other members of participants' organisations and other members of the SPRING team)
  • Gather specific feedback on product/service to inform iterations/revisions on that product/service
  • Learn from research participants experiences, needs, and desires in their contexts (homes, schools, community groups, etc.) to inform product/service
More info at https://www.fuzu.com/jobs/research-moderator-tanzania-palladium-group

DeKalb Medical is now accepting applications for Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarship

High school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field are invited to apply for the Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarship. Applications are due April 28, 2017. The Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarship was established in 2008. There have been 49 recipients and a more than $70,000 has been awarded.

Named for well-known Atlanta-area internist, Gulshan Harjee, M.D., the scholarship will be awarded to students who embody her passion and dedication to caring for others, despite facing challenges in their lives. Eligible students will be finishing high school, accepted to an accredited college and university, and will be interested in working in the medical field in roles including patient care techs, nurses, healthcare social workers, pharmacy techs or physicians.

Born in Tanzania, Dr. Harjee dreamed of becoming a physician, despite her country not having easily accessible healthcare. Her own father had dreams of pursuing a medical vocation, but was stopped when he lost his father at age five and was left without resources. Dr. Harjee was inspired by her parents to do something good with her life. She wanted to become a doctor who would provide humane care for her patients, who would be passionate about taking care of the sick, the old and those in desperate circumstances. She fled Tanzania for Pakistan and later Iran—and was forced out of both because of war. Eventually she came to Atlanta, where persistence and hard work enabled her to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor at age 31.

Dr. Harjee’s goal with her scholarship is to help other young men and women fulfill their own dreams—despite their circumstances. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $3,000—payable to the school chosen by the recipient.

“This scholarship has a message of thank you to society for lifting me up in my trials and travails. I am also of the opinion that I must do within my power and ability to allow every deserving child the possibility of reaching their full potential,” Dr. Harjee said. “I hope that I am helping to bring the most powerful resource to healthcare, and picking those with compassion and passion for taking care of the sick.”

Though Dr. Harjee has provided for the scholarship, donations also are welcome from the community to continue funding this important program. Visit www.dekalbmedicalfoundation.org for the application or to support the Harjee Scholarship Fund.

Job: Receptionist - TPB Bank

Responsibilities
  • Directing clients, visitors and guests as they enter into office
  • Provide information regarding products or services of the bank
  • Answer inquiries regarding services and availability of the personnel
  • Answer telephone calls and transfer calls to the appropriate person
  • Provide information to callers over the phone.
More info at https://www.fuzu.com/jobs/receptionist-tanzania-postal-bank

Job: Operational Risk Manager - TPB Bank

Responsibilities

Work as a team to drive and support the identification, monitoring, controlling and tracking of operational, market, strategic, liquidity and  compliance risks on a daily basis and a source of reference within the bank in facilitating and promoting the understanding of all Risks.

Ensure that policies are implemented effectively within the bank; new regulations are properly communicated, and provide quality assurance on the design of the control measures and monitoring plans. Coordinate, analyze and consolidate various risk and loss reporting to the Management
and Executive Committee

Ensure adherence to the risk management framework in identifying, controlling, monitoring and reporting of risks.

Ensure sufficient actions are undertaken to mitigate, reduce or contain the identified risks. Undertake and / or coordinate periodic monitoring (self assessment) activities to all areas of operations, escalating issues to Senior Manager - Operational Risk.

Ensure sufficient actions are undertaken by directorates and branches to comply with all key regulations, compliance and internal standards.

Assist the head of directorates and Branch Managers in preparing Risk Profile and other relevant reports for the Risk Management Committee and ensure accuracy and completeness of data.

Assist Senior Manager - Operational Risk to ensure appropriate internal controls and procedures for money laundering prevention are in place and functioning as intended. This includes conducting investigation on financial crime risks.

Assist Senior Manager - Operational Risk to review quality of controls, including validation of Key Risk Indicators as part of the second line of defense.

Assist Departments, branches and other business units in making risk assessment and generate reports.

Update and Manage Risk Register of the Bank.

To comply with Money Laundering Prevention Procedures and the Code of Conduct.

To be alert at all times to unusual or possibly suspicious customer activity, and report promptly any such activity to the Senior Manager - Operational Risk

To assist the Senior Manager – Operational Risk in tracking status of policies and procedures reviewed bank wide.

To assist the Senior Manager – Operational Risk to conduct stress tests

APHRC call for applications: Sanitation and Fecal Waste Management in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Benefits
  • Each fellowship award will be up to a maximum of USD 12,000 for Master’s students and USD 25,000 for Doctoral students.
  • This amount comprises a completion award of USD 2,000 that is only payable after successful thesis defense.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The fellowship will primarily support research (including data collection and/or analysis). Funds will not be used to support coursework.
  • Applicants must:
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the three East African countries where the project will be implemented
  • Be undertaking Master’s or doctoral training at a university in Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda;
  • Have completed all pre-dissertation requirements;
  • Provide a detailed timeframe for completing their dissertation which must be endorsed by the head of department or the chair of the dissertation committee; and
  • Must complete their research within 12 months (Master’s students) and 24 months (Doctoral students) of the start of the fellowship.
For more info, please open the document in the following link http://aphrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-ADDRF-Call-for-Application_Sanitation-Policy-and-Management.pdf

Job: Education Programme Coordinator - Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience
  • University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.
  • Three-year progressive experience in implementation of Education programmes, refugee education, non-formal education, Life skills or related field.
  • Previous experience in working with teacher training programs, vocational training programs, Early Childhood Care and Development -ECCD or Accelerated Education Programs (AEP) in emergency contexts is desirable.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of INEE Minimum Standards, SPHERE and Do No Harm practices in emergency humanitarian response.
  • Previous work experience in Kigoma region and the Burundi refugee response is an added advantage.
  • Good command of the English and Kiswahili/Kirundi languages is an asset
  • Excellent Computing and data management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in remote areas, work in a challenging work environment.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for completing tasks to a high standard and to meet
  • Willingness to work flexibly and professionally in a dynamic and fast-moving
This is an emergency recruitment. As such, applicants may be interviewed before the closing date and the selected candidate must be available to commence duty immediately.

Contract Duration: 9 Months

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania

Job: Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master's degree in related field and demonstrated expertise in related field protection, social work, education, or community work
  • Academic experience in research preferred
  • At least five years' experience in development or emergency settings implementing Child Protection programs
  • Personnel management experience, including capacity development and team building
  • Experience in an emergency or post-conflict context preferred
  • Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation of programming
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties
  • Proven strong report and proposal writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good spirit working within a team
  • Ability to speak, read and write English to a fluent level
  • Desirable: Previous experience working in refugee settings
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Lodging in Kasulu is in a shared IRC guesthouse, together with other IRC staff. All IRC sites have electricity and internet. In Kibondo, lodging is in a hotel.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci43MDIxOC4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Deadline Date: Sunday, 14 May 2017

Job: WeWorld cerca Program Officer (Tanzania)

Scope of the job

In close collaboration with the Country Representative and the Program Manager, the Program Officer will be responsible for the design of new projects, for the reporting (to WeWorld, donors and third parties), for the support in following up project implementation and gathering and dissemination of best practices.

More info at http://www.lavorononprofit.it/2017/03/16/weworld-cerca-program-officer-tanzania

Apply before: 1st April 2017

Last call for Microsoft #Insiders4Good East African programme

Microsoft has launched its first #Insiders4Good East African fellowship programme, seeking entrepreneurs in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania building solutions addressing the daily challenges facing people living in the region.

The Microsoft Windows Insiders Programme is a global community of over seven million people using technology and global relationships to make an impact on the world.

As part of Windows Insiders, Microsoft launched the #Insiders4Good Fellowship programme in Nigeria last year, with the aim of finding local innovators who are actively solving problems affecting their communities.

Microsoft has now partnered with Kenya-based GrowthAfrica to roll out the programme in East Africa.

25 entrepreneurs will be selected from across Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania to join a six month mentorship programme, to be kicked off with an one-week learning event for Fellows and mentors.

The six month mentorship includes tailored technical and strategic mentorship from local and international leaders to help take the Fellows’ ideas to the next level.

In addition, all Fellows will receive a premier suite of Windows hardware and software.

To be eligible to apply, entrepreneurs must be registered members of the Windows Insider Programme; be a resident of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda; be over 18; and have an early stage idea or business with a product or service that will improve the lives of East African people.

The product or service must not have been selected as a winner in any previous competition.

Applications are available here, until March 31. Fellows will be announced on May 15.

Source: http://disrupt-africa.com/2017/03/last-call-for-microsoft-insiders4good-east-african-programme

Cluster Human Resources Director - International 5 Star Hotel Company - Tanzania

Based in Tanzania

International 5 Star Hotel Company

Salary: Up to US$80,000 + Expat Benefits + Accommodation

Single or Married candidates can apply (no children as schooling is not offered)

Candidate must have present or previous African experience with an international 5 star hotel company in a Cluster / Regional / Area Human Resource Director role

As the ideal candidate for this role, you must have extensive work experience with leading hotel companies being responsible for the overall human resource management across multiple locations and are comfortable to manage the cluster or regional or area operations for a work-force of more than 2500.

This position comes with a high degree responsibility, dedication and professionalism appealing to such candidates who would share the same passion.

Key Profile:
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in Human Resources with the last 3-5 years being associated with an international 5 star company in Cluster / Regional / Area Human Resource Director role
  • Previous African experience will be necessary
  • Focuses on the training and development of each employee through implementation of new procedures and policies
  • Liaise with individual General Managers and Human Resource Managers / Director of each hotel for improving the HR functions of a particular property
  • Fully confident in all general Human Resources functions, applications, administration and strategies
  • Interprets and applies the strategic direction of the Human Resources function with specific focus on Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, Organizational Effectiveness and Human Resources Administration for each property of the group
  • Provide counsel to Management on issues of human resources and organizational development
  • Implement a Talent Management framework starting with the assessment of management capabilities, identification of development gaps & opportunities to form succession plans
  • Provide guidelines and oversee management of human resources activities, such as recruitment, performance management, training, and employee relations and resolve problems
  • Ensure that the company is deploying progressive, proven and cost-effective techniques to manage its human resources issues
  • Ensure emerging HR practices are adapted including work process design, internal communications, Organizational structures, design of physical settings, dissemination of external information, and executive leadership development
  • Manage salary surveys, research local market practices to assess competitiveness of organization compensation philosophy, determining action plans
  • Develop human resources budget and review status with each function on regular basis
  • Oversees maintenance of accurate and up-to-date employee files
  • Oversee the processing of appropriate worker’s compensation and work related injury claims to ensure proper completion of required paperwork
  • Monitors costs, participates in safety committee to help minimize potential liabilities
For more information on any of the positions above, please connect with Axel Koster on [email protected]

UNESCO/People's Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2017-2018

The Government of the People's Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2017-2018 seventy-five (75) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia–Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America and Arab region.

Tenable at a number of Chinese universities, these fellowships are offered to senior advanced students intending to to pursue higher education or undertake individual research with periodic guidance from assigned supervisors for a duration of one academic year (from September 2017 to July 2018). In most cases, fellows will participate in the programmes conducted in English while in exceptional cases, some candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research or study in their field of interest.

Twenty (20) of the 75 fellowships are especially intended for candidatures of teacher educators and trainers from the 10 African countries under UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust Project (CFIT) to pursue an Advanced Training Programme for Education Administrators and Teacher Educators at East China Normal University.

More info at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unescopeoples-republic-of-china-the-great-wall-co-sponsored-fellowships-programme

Dealine for submission: 20 April 2017

Wellcome Collaborative Awards in Science

What we're looking for

Your proposal should describe a significant piece of work that addresses the most important questions, in an area relevant to the mission of the Wellcome Trust.

You should be able to demonstrate why the scientific problem you are tackling can only be solved through an integrated, collaborative team effort.

We encourage interdisciplinary research collaborations, although they are not essential. We also encourage applications that propose interdisciplinary research across our Science, Humanities and Social Science and Innovations teams.

More info at https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/collaborative-awards-science

Desmond Fortes Scholarship for professionals from Asia or Africa

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should be:
  • employees within client network of the Dutch development bank 
  • and professionals from Asia or Africa
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
  • In order to apply, please submit the following documents to [email protected]:
  • a copy of your passport
  • an employer's statement and implementation plan
  • a statement of government authority, if applicable. This is required for some African and Asian countries. If you are unsure whether you need one, download the overview below or contact the Netherlands embassy in your country.
  • your CV with a photo. Your CV should include details on work experience, time spent abroad (if applicable), including the country/countries you visited and the reason for your time abroad, extracurricular activities, study-related or non-study-related.
  • a completed and signed copy of the application form
  • a motivation letter (one or two A4 pages): please check the instructions to see what you need to include in this letter
  • If you already have an admission letter from a Dutch higher education institution, upload the letter. You are not required to have an admission letter to apply for the scholarship.
Please note: You need to submit the documents in PDF format (each document should not exceed 5 MB) and all documents must be complete and in English. All forms can be downloaded on the programme's website.

DESMOND FORTES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE, VISIT THE DESMOND FORTES SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE. MORE INFORMATION

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 1 April 2017

University of Lincoln International Scholarships

Each year, the University of Lincoln awards a number of scholarships to academically gifted students from around the world. Depending on your academic ability, intended programme of study and nationality, the level of scholarship can vary.

The following pages contain information on scholarships available from the University of Lincoln alongside funds from other organisations.

Open the following link to find out more https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/internationalscholarships

Africa Scholars Program at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, has developed a special program for students from the African continent. This program will enable students to study for postgraduate degree programs taught in English at UCSC's Milan, Piacenza and Cremona campuses.

Through the Cattolica Africa Program all accepted applicants will be offered tuition fee reductions (see the chart below). However, students will still be responsible for their own living expenses, hence the Cattolica Africa Program is NOT a program through which full scholarships can be obtained.
Students, either citizens or residents, of all African countries may apply for the Cattolica Africa Program, which is applicable only for the following degree programs taught in English.
Cattolica Africa Scholars Program

This program consists of seven 2-year MSc programs (Laurea Magistrale), all taught in English and commencing in September 2017. These programs are preparing for an academic and/or professional career. Graduates of MSc programs are also eligible to enter PhD programs at Italian universities.
Tuition fees

Students should expect to cover a minimum of €850 per month for rent and food. Living costs in Piacenza and Cremona are approximately €200 per month lower than in Milan and in Rome.

The tuition fees (after tuition fee reduction) are as follows:
  • Published Tuition: €8,540
  • Tuition fee reduction: €5540 per year
  • Tuition to be paid: €3000 per year
Admission requirements

Admission requirements for all graduate Degree programs include:
  • Completion of at least a Bachelor Degree from a recognized university (2nd class upper division / 2.1 degree or higher)
Proof of proficiency in English

An application fee of 75€ is due in order to submit the candidacy.

Student Scholarship for writing an article on “The future of cleaning”

Hello,

I’m excited to let you know about a new scholarship opportunity for University, College and High School students value $1000.

Our scholarship is called Student Scholarship for writing an article on “The future of cleaning”
and it’s designed for helping meritorious students for a little funding to their education expenses.

Here is a brief list of our requirements:
  • This is an open scholarship for all the students of University, College and High school. Every student can take part of this offer.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address and the name of your institution you are attending or plan to attend.
  • Must provide your written article (word.doc format preferred) by the deadline of 15th March 2018.
  • Just write a decent informative and guide type article on the topic and submit it for the evaluation.
All article submission should be sent to [email protected]

Winner Announcement will be 30th March 2018

Of course, we’re here to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you,
Helen J. Robinson
[email protected]

Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship for students from developing countries

The Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Repulic of Indonesia is pleased to announce the continuation of the Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) scholarship program to support students from developing countries to get their master degree in Indonesian Universities. These awards will be made for the 2017 - 2018 academic year through the Directorate General of Science, Technology, and Higher Education’s 2017 budget year funding. The KNB Scholarship may be applied toward the tuition fee, living allowance, research allowance, book allowance, insurance, and other cost directly related to the master degree study. All application process is conducted online through the KNB Scholarship website starting March 1st, 2017 to May 30th, 2017. Before applying, please go through the Scholarship Application Guidance and gather as many information as you can on the Indonesian University hosting the program and studi program you are trying to apply.

The scholarship is offered to potential students from developing countries to earn their Master Degree at one of 16 prominent universities in Indonesia. Officially launched in 2006 by the Directorate General of Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, this program has been attracting a significant number of applicants, as by 2015, 896 students from 64 countries had been awarded this scholarship.
The Program Objectives:
  • To contribute in the human resource development in the developing countries
  • To promote deeper cultural understanding among developing countries
  • To strengthen the relationship and cooperation among developing countries

Job: Organizational Strengthening Specialist, Tanzanian national, for client proposal

Organization: DAI Global
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 29 Mar 2017

Description

DAI, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, USA seeks an Organizational Strengthening Specialist for an anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program in East Africa aimed at actualizing a demonstrable, evidence-based improvement in the institutional capacity of selected Regional Intergovernmental Organizations and a significant, measurable increase in each Regional Intergovernmental Organization’s efficient, effective and sustainable organizational performance.

Position Description
  • The Organizational Strengthening Specialist will be embedded in the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat based in Arusha, Tanzania. S/he will provide direct support to the EAC on site on a full-time basis using USAID’s Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) methodology.
Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the USAID-funded program and the EAC Secretariat, and develop strong working relationships with EAC representatives, including from the EAC Common Market, the EAC Lake Victoria Basin Commission (based in Kisumu, Kenya) and the East Africa Health Research Commission (to be based in Bujumburi, Burundi). Meet with each of these partner representatives a minimum of once per quarter to discuss challenges and plan program activities.
  • Proactively plan and lead/facilitate a minimum of one HICD and/or performance improvement related events per month for EAC members; these may include speaker series, panel discussions, group exercises, or other activities as approved by the Chief of Party.
  • Ensure the Secretariat remains in compliance with all policies and regulations of the organization.
  • Write scopes of work for trainers and consultants.
  • Continually monitor progress of EAC interventions against indicators as defined in the work and monitoring/evaluation plans, and report any potential obstacles to project management.
  • Contribute to project reports and activity design, including biweekly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as the annual work plan and monitoring/evaluation plan
  • Report on notable project successes for use in success stories and other project publicity.
  • Communicate issues, successes, and problems immediately to the Chief of Party.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in business, communications, or relevant subject
  • At least 5 years of professional experience managing programs or projects
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Business-level communication skills, written and verbal
  • Competent computer skills - Microsoft Office
  • Strong training and facilitation skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Event management skills
  • CPT or HPI certified or eligible for certification
How to apply:

To apply: Please email your CV and cover letter with the position title specified in the subject line no later than Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm to [email protected] Cover letters should be no longer than one page, Times New Roman font, size 12. CVs should be no longer than three pages, New Roman font, size 12. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates should demonstrate they have understood the specifications by respecting them.

Consultancy at Restless Development - Project Name: Kijana Ibuka

Scope of the evaluation

The evaluation will examine the results achieved by the project. It will explore programmatic changes achieved by the project in Mbeya region whereas the focus will be in the following districts; Mbeya urban (4 Wards), Mbeya rural (4 Wards), Rungwe (3 Wards) and Mbarali district (2 Wards). The evaluation will also examine the impact on targets i.e. young people and their groups where they operate.

More info at http://reliefweb.int/job/1944219/consultant

Applications to be submitted by 28th March 2017.


Job: Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator ( CYPD) is expected to assure that IRC Tanzania maintains its current position as a leader in child protection in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Kigoma Region and continues to develop new opportunities.

The CYPD Coordinator provides overall strategic direction and vision for the child protection and youth development program portfolio. In addition to overseeing the implementation of the activities listed above, the position plays an active role in the general strategic leadership of the country program. The position also serves as a representative of the CYPD program at UNHCR led technical working groups, national and local government coordination forums.

The position reports to the Dep uty Director for Program (DDP). This is an unaccompanied position.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s degree in related field and demonstrated expertise in related field protection, social work, education, or community work
  • Academic experience in research preferred
  • At least five years’ experience in development or emergency settings implementing Child Protection programs
  • Personnel management experience, including capacity development and team building
  • Experience in an emergency or post-conflict context preferred
  • Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation of programming
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties 
  • Proven strong report and proposal writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good spirit working within a team
  • Ability to speak, read and write English to a fluent level
  • Desirable: Previous experience working in refugee settings

Closing date: 14 May 2017

Job: Program Officer at the We World, Tanzania

Organization: We World
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Apr 2017

Code: 0717/PROGOFFTANZ/ESTERO

Job: Program Officer Tanzania

Department/Area: International Cooperation

Relate to: Tanzania Country Representative, Desk Africa

Location: Dar es Salaam – Tanzania; field visits play a large part of the job; as such, it is expected that the selected person is willing and able to take part in these activities, as and when needed and sometimes with short notice.

Contract type: consultant 12

Apply before: 1st April 2017

Starting Mission: by the end of April / beginning of May 2017

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews may commence prior to the advert closing date.

WeWorld is a non-profit non-governmental organization for development cooperation, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; we are independent, non-denominational and apolitical. Established in Milan in 1999, WeWorld works in Italy, Asia, Africa and Latin America to defend and promote the woman and child rights.
WeWorld collaborates with a network of other civil-society organizations to give the most vulnerable people a voice on the Italian and international political agenda, and we are involved in the main networks protecting children’s and women’s rights.

WeWorld adopts the approach of human rights as a conceptual and methodological basis for its actions. WeWorld works in seven countries in the development Countries in collaboration with local partners in supporting or implementing projects designed to: protect children, ensure their access to education, to ensure their health and that of their mothers, promote the participation of children, gender equality and women's rights. Education and health are priorities, so the projects are based on a sponsorship program, which is implemented in kindergartens and primary schools for pupils aged 4 to 8.

Work context

In Tanzania WeWorld is leading a primary and pre-school-centered education program in three geographical areas, namely Temeke and Kinondoni Municipalities (Dar es Salaam) and Ludewa District Council. Moreover, in Dar es Salaam WeWorld is supporting children and youths victims of violence.

The education program is composed of three community-based projects. Two of them are based on co-financing partnerships between WeWorld and local NGOs: Organization for Community Development (OCODE) in Temeke and Kinondoni Municipalities and Southern Highlands Participatory Organization (SHIPO) in Ludewa District. The infrastructural project is directly implemented by WeWorld in Dar es Salaam.

The project supporting children and youths victims of trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, domestic work, domestic violence and sexual violence is based on a co-financing partnership between with the local NGO Kiota Women Health and Development Organisation (KIWOHEDE).

The projects are implemented in close cooperation with local authorities ruled by Memorandum of Understanding.

Scope of the job

In close collaboration with the Country Representative and the Program Manager, the Program Officer will be responsible for the design of new projects, for the reporting (to WeWorld, donors and third parties), for the support in following up project implementation and gathering and dissemination of best practices.

Main responsabilities
Project design

  • Project identification and elaboration for WeWorld funding as well as for institutional and private donors;
  • Identify and track funding opportunities within the institutional donors’ strategy and action plan for initiation of new projects and give active contribution to the overall WeWorld effort in resource mobilization;
  • Carry out research of information and analysis about donors and prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation;
  • Carry out policy analysis and follow up of main evolution in the relevant sectors for WeWorld action (especially education, children’s and women’s rights) as well as in project management;
  • Research on and contribute to studies, articles and advocacy material.
  • Follow up of project implementation
  • Provide support to technical and financial follow up of projects’ implementation, including field visits, according to WeWorld planning and procedures
  • Support the management as well as the monitoring and evaluation of WeWorld programs / projects.
  • Contribute to the implementation and review of WeWorld Tanzania strategic plan in cooperation with the other staffs, including participation to interim and annual planning and monitoring.
Reporting
  • Manage and coordinate scheduled reporting in compliance with We World’s and donors’ requirements
  • Disseminate projects information to third parties (donors, Government of Tanzania, etc.)
  • Support sharing of information between WeWorld Tanzania and WeWorld Headquarter
  • Gathering and dissemination of best practices
  • Assist the Program Manager in capturing lessons learnt from WeWorld project portfolio and support sharing of best practices and policy insights
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to WeWorld programs and to institutional and country policy goals

Qualification and experience
  • University Degree or Master in Social Sciences (e.g. Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Development Studies, Human Rights)
  • At least 1-2 years of overseas experience in management of cooperation development projects
  • Proved experience in designing projects, preferably about Quality Education, Gender Equality, Children’s Rights, to be submitted to the main Institutional donors (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, European Union, UN and other agencies)
  • Experience in civil society capacity building and project’s monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in development project in Tanzania will be considered a plus ranking factor
Skills and abilities
  • Excellent project proposal writing skills
  • Capable of working in team and supporting the partners in all phases of the Project Cycle Management
  • Excellent communication skill and sensitivity in dealing with partner managers and solving critical issues
  • Very flexible, patient and with a positive attitude
  • Dynamic and willing to take initiative to complete tasks assigned
  • Good skills in MS Office applications especially Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Italian Mother tongue; fluency in English
  • Fluency in Swahili will be considered a plus ranking factor
How to apply:
Apply to http://lavoro.weworld.it/candidatura.php?id_an=161007&track=&langid=3

enclosing the following:
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Cover Letter, including the expected salary
  • Specify three references, indicating telephone numbers and e-mail addresses

Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme

The Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme (RIFS) supports scientists from developing countries to train at Rothamsted Research for 6-12 months on a research project they develop jointly with a Project Leader at Rothamsted.

How to apply
  • Candidates need to make sure that their project idea is in-line with the research strategy at Rothamsted, which is summarised here: Rothamsted's Research Strategy.
  • Candidates must then identify which Project Leader at Rothamsted to approach to develop this idea further. Candidates may identify the Project Leader either through their own direct contact with that person, recommendations via colleagues, scientific literature searches or through the relevant department at Rothamsted (see this webpage for details of the departments http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/departments).
  • Once a Project Leader at Rothamsted has been identified, the candidate should complete the application form together with the Rothamsted Project Leader. The application form and further guidance notes should be obtained from the Project Leader at Rothamsted – application forms cannot be downloaded from this website.
  • Applications must be submitted by the Project Leader at Rothamsted by 12:00 UK time (GMT) on Monday 16 October 2017.
  • This is a competitive scheme and proposals are reviewed by an expert Panel. The Panel's decision is then communicated to the candidate and Project Leader. This typically occurs within two months of the application deadline. 
More ingo at http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/international/fellowship-scheme

Next application deadline: 12:00 (GMT) on Monday 16 October 2017

Center for Policy Impact in Global Health: Fellows Program - Call for applications


The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, an innovative policy laboratory that launched on December 1, 2016, is appointing up to two visiting Global Health Policy Fellows each year who will be based at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. The call for applications is now open. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017 5:00 PM EST.

The Center is based in the Duke Global Health Institute and collaborates with the Public Finance Group in the Duke Center for International Development. It also works with external partners, including the Evidence to Policy Initiative in the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco; AidData; SEEK Development, Berlin, Germany; international financing institutions; and health and finance ministries and think tanks in our partner countries.

The fellowships will provide early- or mid-career professionals from our partner countries the opportunity to join the Center’s research team, lead their own research project, participate in policy outreach activities, and take classes across Duke University.

Fellows will gain experience in global health policy research using both quantitative and qualitative approaches (e.g., tracking health financing flows; modeling the impacts of health policies; and conducting key informant interviews with policy makers); communicating the findings of the Center’s research with policy makers; and writing policy briefs and scientific research papers.

The Center’s analytic and policy engagement activities, in which the fellows will participate, are aimed at helping to close critical gaps in global health financing. In particular, the research focuses on closing:
  • A gap in financing crucial but neglected “global functions” of development assistance for health. These functions include providing global public goods (e.g. research and development for diseases of poverty); managing negative cross-border externalities (e.g. preparing for pandemics); and fostering global health leadership and stewardship (e.g. promoting aid effectiveness).
  • A “middle income gap” that can arise when countries graduate from development assistance for health. Despite graduation, many middle-income countries (MICs) still have large populations suffering a high burden of poverty and avoidable mortality. Such transitioning countries may not have sufficient domestic resources (e.g. from tax revenues) to tackle these stark health inequities.
  • A domestic health financing gap in low-income countries (LICs) and MICs. Making progress in reducing the burden of death and disability from infections, maternal and child health conditions, and non-communicable diseases will rely heavily on improved domestic resource mobilization and increased allocation of these resources to the health sector.
Preference will be given to candidates with at least a master’s level degree in health policy, public finance, health financing or another relevant field and two years of relevant professional work experience.

Each fellowship will last up to 5 months, and each award is worth up to $25,000. This award will cover travel, accommodation, living expenses, visa costs, and medical insurance.

The fellowship is being funded by a small family foundation.

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their research network and develop essential skills to become leaders. Global Scholars are researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world.

Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, but must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and be within five years of their first full-time academic appointment. Scholars’ research must align with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.

To apply, refer the program details at https://www.cifar.ca/global-scholars

The submission deadline is May 23, 2017.

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

About the Prize

Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Both Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and we need to incent our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research. Considering the difficult economic environment, we feel it is important to provide extra encouragement to young scientists as they begin their scientific careers. Each year, the grand prize winner will receive a prize of US$30,000; each of the three category winners will receive US$10,000. The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three category winners will be published online. Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab look forward to reviewing the research findings from future entrants. Read more about the prize here.

Job: Sr. Country Representative, Tanzania

Organization: Pathfinder International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Apr 2017

Position Purpose

The Sr. Country Representative coordinates, manages and increases visibility and funding for Pathfinder International programs in Tanzania. S/he prominently positions PI as a leader in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and as a successful partner in the development and cost effective implementation of bilateral, foundation and privately funded programs. The Sr. Country Representative works closely with Pathfinder International’s in-country and Headquarters staff to conceptualize and plan program development activities, diversify funding resources, and build on country and international best practices.

The Sr. Country Representative also provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, financial and operational aspects of Pathfinder International’s Tanzania Program**.

** S/he ensures that program objectives are met, all activities are responsive to the needs of the host country, and the program continues to advance and play a key role in contributing to Pathfinder International’s development within Tanzania.

Pathfinder International’s Tanzania program activities, in 7 regions of Mainland Tanzania and in Zanzibar include extensive community and clinical programs for family planning (including post-partum and post-abortion family planning), maternal and newborn health programs, population, health, and environment programs, prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, and advocacy programs to establish the centrality of family planning in enabling Tanzania to harness the demographic dividend.

Key Responsibilities

Organizational Representation
  • Serve as the primary representative for Pathfinder International on all matters related to the Country Program. Meet regularly with donors, partners, local Government agencies, and other key stakeholders to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges.
  • Be a vigilant voice for justice for reproductive rights and health.
  • Work to remove policy impediments in reproductive health and rights and to foster and forge improvements.
  • Use Pathfinder’s Strategic Plan to guide the development of country-specific strategies, create a timeline to implement strategy; contribute to organizational strategic goals, and continuously evaluate country level progress for achieving organizational strategic goals.
  • Provide periodic updates to the Pathfinder staff worldwide on the progress made, technical direction, approaches, challenges, successes, and lessons learned in managing the country Program.
  • In all matters, develop and foster a strong partner relationship with Headquarters to build a unified organization working in concert to achieve organizational goals
Strategy
  • Leads the development and execution of an integrated country strategy.
  • Use a participatory approach to developing and updating the Country strategic plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based and consistent with Pathfinder’s country priorities.
  • Ensure local organizations are developed and strengthened to become successful, sustainable bodies to promote RH/FP in their respective communities and countries.
Administration
  • Implement administrative and financial operations of the country program, ensuring compliance and ethical standards, corporate philosophy, local laws and with Pathfinder International’s policy and contract provisions.
  • Develop management policies and procedures to ensure efficiency, quality, and all resources are in place, adhered to, and in compliance with local laws, donor rules and regulations.
  • Contract and manage local individuals/organizations for identified tasks according to donor and Pathfinder International procedures. Negotiate consultancy agreements, provide training and/or develop capacity of local partners in mandated program areas.
  • Ensure that security guidelines and procedures are established, maintained, updated regularly and adhered to by the Country team. Monitor the security situation and provide leadership for staff in emergencies.
  • Protect the organization’s resources and assets and ensure that they are used efficiently in furtherance of PI mission and programs.
Human Resources Management
  • Build a culture and a work environment where every employee regardless of role/title feels s/he contributes to the larger purpose of reproductive health and rights.
  • Build a high performing team focusing resources on employee retention, professional development, organizational culture and staff morale.
  • Manage the HR function in the country ensuring Pathfinder policies and standards are maintained.
  • Hire and supervise the HR Manager in the development of local Handbooks, staff morale, customized policies, HR reports, procedures, systems, maintenance of personnel files and other legally required documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with local labor laws and practice.
  • Select, hire and supervise staff and subcontractors; assign roles and responsibilities, manage performance and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
Program Management
  • Directs the successful programmatic, technical and financial implementation of the country’s programs and awards including the timely completion of high quality reports, work plans, performance objectives and other mandated deliverables.
  • Monitor the country program progress and achievements vis a vis the goals and objectives utilizing tools and methods developed by Pathfinder and in alignment with donor requirements.
  • Undertake travel within the Country as necessary for the development of new projects and monitoring of ongoing Program activities.
  • Partner successfully with PI’s Senior Program Director and Headquarters financial, technical, and program operations backstop officers by providing accurate and timely reporting and updates on the Program progress and difficulties.
  • Contribute to other country programs, provide technical assistance, support and foster cross country collaboration and fertilization. In addition, may provide regional support/oversight to neighboring countries/programs.
  • Serve on the Country Representative Council.
  • Promote and enable in-country staff to travel and assist other countries in service of professional growth and development as well as organizational capacity building.
  • Oversee all subgrantee relationships to ensure that subgrantees are accomplishing programmatic objectives and that both PI and the subgrantees comply with applicable rules and policies.
  • Document technical components of materials and Program achevements for communications materials such as annual reports, brochures, and website updates.
Financial Management
  • Develop and prepare the budget and manage expenses within approved budget.
  • Maintain all internal controls and ensure that the controls are operating effectively.
  • Report on financial results. Approve the monthly operating report.
Fundraising/Development
  • Maintain close working relationships with the Headquarters Director of Business Development and Director of Foundation Relations to implement regional program development strategies and to diversify funding resources.
  • Gather information/intelligence from the field on future and current funding opportunities and communicate these to Headquarters.
  • Monitor, identify, pursue and negotiate funding opportunities with various donors and partners to expand Pathfinder's in-country activities in close colaboration with New Business and Resource Development.
  • Maintain an awareness of the programs conducted by other international NGOs including but not limited to RH/FP, MNCH, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Promote Pathfinder International by attending meetings, delivering presentations and cultivating positive, productive relationships with donors, partners, Ministry of Health, and other governmental agencies.
  • Assist with the creation of proposal teams, and lead, manage and/or respond to proposals.
Basic Requirements
  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience managing mid-large scale donor funded Reproductive Health projects in developing and transitioning countries including operations and financial management experience in developing countries. Previous experience managing multiple projects, minimum of 3, with project budgets totaling $10 million or more.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in high level strategic visioning and leadership.
  • Proven record of successful fundraising from diverse public and private sources.
  • Strong business development expertise, including proposal writing and negotiation skills.
  • Hands-on experience working effectively with local, regional and central-level government authorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Proven experience working with a variety of donors and the diversity of requirements (regulations and administrative procedures) including USAID, multi-laterals, bi-laterals, and U.S. foundations.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities in the health sector.
  • Direct senior staff supervision experience required.
  • In-depth knowledge of public and/or private health systems and decentralization of services in Reproductive Health.
  • Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills in English.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct all levels of staff while creating a positive team environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of working in Tanzania
  • Strong presentation skills including the ability to present results and products to USAID and other key stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in advocating for rights based approaches in reproductive health.
  • Thorough understanding of and ability to analyze finanical documents, projections, expenditures and accruals.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Must be fluent in English and Swahili
  • Position requires up to 25% in-country in-county travel depending upon project needs.
  • Occasional travel to the US Headquarters may be required.
How to apply: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/join-our-team/

Job: Evaluation Advisor, Tanzania Data for Development, Dar es Salaam

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Evaluation Advisor, Tanzania Data for Development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:
  • The anticipated, five-year USAID Tanzania Data for Development project will provide USAID/Tanzania with continuous support on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, research and knowledge management to inform decision-making.
Position Summary:
  • MSI is seeking a Senior Evaluation Advisor to oversee the design and implementation of all evaluations, assessments and surveys over the life of the project.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide support in designing, implementing and utilizing performance and impact evaluations, sector assessments, baseline surveys, evaluation methodologies, and research methodologies.
  • Supervise project evaluation, capacity building and gender staff to ensure the effective operation of the project.
  • Work with project staff and other stakeholders to ensure the project's evaluation findings and recommendations are useful and used by stakeholders.
  • Function as acting Chief of Party as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in international development, social science, statistics or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in evaluation, assessment and/or research design and implementation.
  • Experience in balancing the statistical validity requirements of rigorous design and the real world conditions of activities on the ground, which require creative and untraditional designs.
  • Expertise in developing experimental and quais-experimental designs to evaluate international development programs.
  • At least 4 years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Kiswahili fluency desired.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: PI97065960: Apply Here
 Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

Job: Economist - The Mitchell Group, Tanzania

Organization: The Mitchell Group
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Mar 2017

The Mitchell Group (TMG) is an organization that has been providing a variety of international consulting services for over 29 years in the areas of M&E, Support Services, Financial Management and Grants, and Basic Education and Training. TMG manages a development assistance process that helps realize a better future to men, women, and children around the world by increasing educational, economic, and technical opportunities to better their lives. Toward this end, we help organizations and governments to design and implement the most effective programs possible.

TMG is seeking a qualified Economist to provide evaluations/assessments/research support services for an upcoming three year USAID-funded Data for Development Task Order in Tanzania. The goal of this effort is to provide services to support the improvement of data-driven decision-making, planning and implementation for the Mission, its implementing partners, and strategic local partners, including the National Bureau of Statistics and other Tanzanian institutions. The ideal candidate will assist with the design, planning, and implementation of the evaluation throughout the three phases.

Required Qualifications
  • The Economist must possess a PhD in economics, international development, social science, or a related field.
  • S/he must have at least 10+ years of professional experience and an understanding of issues related to sustainable economic development.
  • S/he must have strong written and verbal communication skills, supervision, and management skills; and an ability to work with and lead diverse teams.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili, required. East Africa experience, a plus.Fl
How to apply:

If interested in this opportunity please submit a copy of your most up to date resume with professional references to [email protected] with "Economist" in the subject line. Only finalist will be contacted.

Job: Statistician - The Mitchell Group, Tanzania

Organization: The Mitchell Group
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Mar 2017

The Mitchell Group (TMG) is an organization that has been providing a variety of international consulting services for over 29 years in the areas of M&E, Support Services, Financial Management and Grants, and Basic Education and Training. TMG manages a development assistance process that helps realize a better future to men, women, and children around the world by increasing educational, economic, and technical opportunities to better their lives. Toward this end, we help organizations and governments to design and implement the most effective programs possible.

TMG is seeking a qualified Statistician to provide evaluations/assessments/research support services for an upcoming three year USAID-funded Data for Development Task Order in Tanzania. The goal of this effort is to provide services to support the improvement of data-driven decision-making, planning and implementation for the Mission, its implementing partners, and strategic local partners, including the National Bureau of Statistics and other Tanzanian institutions. The ideal candidate will
  • Assist in the design and implementation of the evaluation.
  • S/he will manage data entry and cleaning and perform data analysis, including statistical analysis based on quantitative and qualitative data.
  • The statistician will produce reports and data visualizations that effectively communicate quantitative figures and conclusions.
Required Qualifications:
  • S/he must possess an advanced degree in the field of statistics, or a related field that includes robust quantitative analysis.
  • S/he must have at least seven years of professional experience in developing, leading, and analyzing survey instruments.
  • Must possess knowledge of current best practices, data collection methodologies, and relevant data software, including the use of tablets, smartphones, and evaluation-related software applications is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, required; East Africa experience, a plus.
How to apply:

If interested in this opportunity please submit a copy of your most up to date resume with three professional references to [email protected] with "**Statistician"** in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted.

Job: Lead Field Supervisor/Facilitator - The Mitchell Group, Tanzania

Organization: The Mitchell Group
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Mar 2017

The Mitchell Group (TMG) is an organization that has been providing a variety of international consulting services for over 29 years in the areas of M&E, Support Services, Financial Management and Grants, and Basic Education and Training. TMG manages a development assistance process that helps realize a better future to men, women, and children around the world by increasing educational, economic, and technical opportunities to better their lives. Toward this end, we help organizations and governments to design and implement the most effective programs possible.

TMG is seeking a qualified Lead Field Supervisor/Facilitator to provide evaluations/assessments/research support services for an upcoming three year USAID-funded Data for Development Task Order in Tanzania. The goal of this effort is to provide services to support the improvement of data-driven decision-making, planning and implementation for the Mission, its implementing partners, and strategic local partners, including the National Bureau of Statistics and other Tanzanian institutions. The ideal candidate will
  • Coordinate all data collection and management of survey teams.
  • S/he will work closely with the other Key Personnel to design and implement surveys and focus groups that are included in the design of the evaluation.
  • The Lead Field Supervisor will also be responsible for operations and logistics.
Required Qualifications:
  • S/he must possess a graduate degree in statistics, international development, management, social science, or a relevant field.
  • S/he must have a minimum of seven years of experience leading teams in remote areas, designing focus group questions, and facilitating discussion groups.
  • S/he must have strong written and verbal communication skills, supervision, and management skills; and an ability to work with and lead diverse teams.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili is required. East Africa experience, a plus.
How to apply:

If interested in this opportunity please submit a copy of your most up to date resume and three professional references to [email protected] with " Lead Field Supervisor/Facilitator" in the subject line. Please no follow up phone calls or emails, only finalists will be contacted.